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English definition of “burn”


verb [I/T] (BE IN FLAMES)   /bɜrn/ (past tense and past participle burned  /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ or burnt  /bɜrnt/)
to produce flames and heat : [I] A fire still burned in the fireplace . If something burns a fuel , it uses that fuel to produce energy : [I] Some new fuels burn more efficiently than gasoline . [M] Running is a good way to burn off calories .
(Definition of burn verb (BE IN FLAMES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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